Short History of the World Working-Class Movement from Lassalle to Neo-Liberalism
The Distorting Hegemony of the Unproductive Middle Classes
Year Published: 1988
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX8996
This essay is a kind of "thought experiment", attempting to trace the career and impact of the "man of negation", ultimately theorized by Hegel as the "Prussian monarch" who "universally labors" in the realm of the state (and hence art, philosophy and religion) but whose "labor" does not transform nature, does not engage in what the Theses on Feuerbach call "sensuous transformative activity".